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Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

I was visiting Ukraine by the end of last summer and did a two days trip to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

And just as if the events around this place would not be tragic enough, a few month later it was occupied by Russian troops. I still can not wrap my head around that.
Supposedly Russian soldiers were even digging trenches in the Red Forest, which is among the most contaminated area and our dossimeters were freaking out as we passed by there...

However, you could only enter the area with an organized tour, but despite the "Disaster-Disneyland-Character" of the entire thing, this trip was an amazing experience.
In our tour were only people from Ukraine and Russia and I was the only guy from the west. There was also a lovely Russian/Ukrainian couple and I can't imagine what they must be going through now.

At least for now Chernobly is back under Ukrainian control, but the fighting continues elsewere.
It's heartbreaking to think about all the lovely people there and the suffering that they have to endure.

Gear list:
Lumix GH5​
Lumis S 24-105 mm lens_​
Lumix 7-14 mm​
Lumix 14-140mm​
Gimbal Weebill S​
360° Camera​
Mavic Pro 2​
DJI Mini 2 (Great with new EU regulation)​
SSD​ &​
SD Cards:​
Boom Pole for Gimbal​
Tall Tripod for „No drone zones“:​
Macbook Pro:​
iPhone SE as screen for drone and Gimbal:​
Phone wristholder for „gimbal on pole shots“:​
Post Production:​
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A time lapse & tilt shift & aerial video by Joerg Daiber

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Music: Arachne by Seb Jaeger

Shot with Lumix GH4 and GH5, 14-140mm and 7-14mm Lumix Lenses. Postproduction with DaVinci Resolve Studio.

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